by Gillian McPherson

MARTIN Docherty-Hughes has been sworn-in as the Member of Parliament for West Dunbartonshire following his re-election.

The SNP politician first won the seat in 2015, but saw his majority slashed by almost 12,000 to a little more than 2,000 votes in the June 8 General Election.

During the swearing in ceremony Martin wore a school tie from Braehead Primary in Dumbarton to show his support for West Dunbartonshire schools.

He said: “It is an honour and a privilege to have been re-elected as MP for West Dunbartonshire. I am hugely grateful to the voters for placing their trust in me once again.

“Over the past two years I have worked hard to represent our local communities in parliament. I am determined to continue representing the people of Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven to the very best of my ability.

“I re-dedicate myself to serving the people of West Dunbartonshire and will work tirelessly to ensure they have a strong voice in Westminster. I will not let you down.

“My ambition is to be the most accessible MP that West Dunbartonshire has ever had. I am here to represent all of my constituents regardless of how you voted in this election."